Posts Tagged ‘pig’

New flying Piggies

December 7, 2011

Well as busy and distant as I’ve been, I have at least been trying to do some art. I have finally listed my new flying pigs canvases. Here they are…..

Fly Piggy Fly

When pigs fly

I have been working out at least an hour a day. Well most days anyway. I’m off to Cancun in 2 weeks and the pressure is on. Well it’s been on for a while. This is the longest I have ever managed to continue to work out for.
The problem is I haven’t seen much difference ( if any) on the scale. But I have taken photos at day 1 and day 30 and Now I’m technically at day 49 because I’ve missed a few days . and I DO see a difference in the photos, so I’m forcing myself to stay with the program darn it!!!!

I could post them……. but I just can’t. Maybe I will at day 90 or so, when I’m absolutely ripped or something.

Illustration friday- Mysterious

September 8, 2011

Well, I’m just getting in my IF post before the midnight deadline… Oops. I always mean to be on time. Instead I’m always a little tardy!!!!

My Mum  always used to say….. “Collette was born 3 weeks late and she’s never been early since!!!!”

Which is not entirely true, because my husband is a little anal over time, so I’m much better now.

Here’s my post. mysterious.

So, is this a mystery?

Say what you will. I know he’s one of my Flying Piggies so he has wings.. But it’s still a mystery how he fits in the nest. Poor chicks  and why he thinks he belongs there at all.

He’s made from paint and paper on a canvas… He was lots of fun to make. The leaves are cut from one of my  birthday cards this year. I loved the colour of the card.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on my dog Blue… since we’ve given her jellyfish supplements she’s a frickin’ genius.

Illustration Friday- Launch

June 21, 2011

Here’s my post for IF. Look how early I am, I usually just manage to get it in by the Thursday night deadline.

I have been busy getting my boys ready for camp. They are so excited to go. They leave this  coming Saturday. But their bags were picked up Saturday just gone. It was all I could think about. My living room was cluttered with their stuff. So messy. It still is as I haven’t been motivated to really clean. But I’ll get to it….. eventually. When I get my energy back.

So this week is all about doing fun stuff and Jack taking his regents exams.

Which means I didn’t have time to make a new IF so I’m using an older painting of mine. It’s of one of my flying pigs, and it’s called

“Fly Pig Fly”.  


This was one of my first flying pigs,  and maybe my favourite..  He’s so happy, and pleased with himself. Pleased as punch, I guess you could say, that he launched himself in to the air.!!!!!!!  See that , did you see how I used launch.


Illustration Friday- Asleep

June 2, 2011

I feel like I’m cheating because  I have posted this before. But it’s so perfect for asleep…… I just had to post it again……


I used to stalk the illustration Friday site for a long time before I actually posted anything, marvelling at everyone’s excellent work. Eventually I plucked up courage and I think this may have been one of my first posts. So maybe no one will remember.


While I’m at it I have a few others to post. Not  really for illustration friday, but one was a second safari picture I did of the same elephant from last week. I couldn’t really commit to one design ( what’s new) so I did both.

safari elephant 2

Hmm,  maybe that bird looks a little sleepy. I’m not sure if the print is too harsh on the elephant!

And last but not least a girl I’ve been working on from an art class I took with Christy Tomlinson online. I’m really enjoying the pink and orange. I’ve had so much fun and now I’m ready to explore with a whole bunch of new tools under my belt. So many ideas, so little time. You know how it is. I just have to remember to write the ideas down as they pop into my head.

I think the sun will make her sleepy before long.

I’m sitting here, ready for bed.  I’m so tired but I had to go to an important soccer meeting which didn’t end until 11,20. I’m so tired. Wahhh.  However just before i went a croissant set alight in my toaster oven. Thank god I alwyas tell the kids not to cook and definitely nt to use that when I’m out. (now they know i wasn;t just nagging. My house still smells of smoke. The stupid fire extinguisher didnt work…

So as the flames grew I managed to unplug the thing, and with my oven mitts i put the firey toaster oven  with the door shut thank goodness  but it was starting to melt)  in my pampered chef big pizza stone and tried not to trip over the dogs as I made my way to the garden, and there we doused it with water.  A little scary. My house stinks of smoke. It’s all in the back of my throat . Yuk. I was a little shaky afterwards… but we were lucky. Lucky I was in the room , lucky I was home,  Lucky in so many ways. ( my lovely In-laws house burnt down a few years ago. They were in it at the time, but they were so lucky too.)


Thanks to You

February 9, 2011

First of all I want to say  thankyou  SO much to Sylvia from Baxter’s Mom Blog. She gave me a blog award.. So sweet thank you Sylvia. It was a week or so ago and I have not been to blog world for a while. Sorry.  Sylvia has a wonderful blog herself which I follow, through google reader.  She also has a new puppy. AW. So cute, check it out She is also a  great artist. I love her mixed media hearts.

I have to say a few things about myself that you may not know. Hmmm…

I’m from England,and have been here in New York for quite a while. Everyone thought I was my daughter’s Nanny when she was little.

I still have problems when I ask for a glass of water in restaraunts.(Glarse of Wahtur) my kids usually have to say it for me in the end.

I do not love listening to jokes. I never laugh appropriately at the punch line. It’s embarrassing. I do however love  funny true stories that people tell, embellishments and all.

I unfortunately laugh if I see people fall over, slip etc. My kids think I’m a terrible mum when I laugh at them. I truly can’t help it. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It truly is awful.

I once revived a fly that was drowning in the swimming pool. Not mouth to mouth but there was gentle blowing involved.

I can’t play trivial pursuit. I know the answer when it’s someone else’s turn, but freeze like a deer in headlights when I’m asked the question. Something to do with all the attention I’m sure.

I once saved a baby mole in the driveway and it bit me.

When my daughter was 3 we caught newts from a lake in upstate New York. We took them home, much to my brothers annoyance. they proceeded to live for 16 years.  Pah I say to my brother.

Anyway, Thanks to Sylvia, again I’ve decided to go forward and force myself to work on my Etsy Shop. It’s there, but it has just one print in it. I’m so lame. It’s so nerve-racking to put myself out there. I should be brave. I know. Take the plunge and all that. So Sylvia said some  lovely things about my  Flying Pig,”Fly Pig Fly” so I decided to jump in.

Fly Pig fly